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PFBC to Sponsor Fall into Fishing Kayak Giveaway

HARRISBURG, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) has partnered with Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg, Pa., to sponsor a unique fishing kayak giveaway during the fall months when many anglers are getting ready for the superb fishing that is about to occur in many Commonwealth waterways.

The grand prizes in this unique giveaway are two Ascend FS10 Sit-in Angler Kayaks. Bass Pro Shops is donating the prizes and expects to make two anglers very happy and well-equipped to pursue a variety of species in the coming year.

The public can enter this giveaway by visiting www.GoneFishingPA.com from Sept. 2 through Nov. 27, or by entering in person at the PFBC booth at Penn State University and University of Pittsburgh home football games this year.

“This is an opportunity for us to invite people to come and visit us at these two football stadiums, which annually draws hundreds of thousands of fans, and is a signature series of events in Pennsylvania,” said Steve Kralik, PFBC Director of Outreach, Education and Marketing. “It also gives us a chance to speak with people and promote the good fishing and boating opportunities available during fall months in the Commonwealth.

“We particularly want to thank Bass Pro Shops for donating the prize,” he added. “Two lucky individuals are going to be well positioned for all sorts of fishing next year.”

PFBC staff will be set up in Penn State Football’s Fan Festival outside Beaver Stadium in University Park during all seven Penn State home football games this fall, and at six selected University of Pittsburgh home football games outside Heinze Field in Pittsburgh.

PFBC staff plan to be at each game at least four hours in advance of the game’s kickoff.

Penn State’s home games include:
Akron – September 2
Pitt – September 9
Georgia State – September 16
Indiana – September 30
Michigan – October 21
Rutgers – November 11
Nebraska – November 18
The six University of Pittsburgh home games include:
Oklahoma State – September 16
Rice – September 30
NC State – October 14
Virginia – October 28
North Carolina – November 9
Miami – November 24

“We are incredibly excited and honored to partner with the Fish and Boat Commission in this giveaway,” said Justin Brisson, General Manager at Bass Pro Shops in Harrisburg. “We all have a great affinity for the outdoors and it is our duty to share this with as many folks as possible, and these prizes will do just that, for two lucky winners.

“We hope that the winners will be able to enjoy the beautiful waterways and incredible fishery the Commonwealth has to offer for many years to come, thanks in large part to the folks at the Fish and Boat Commission and their work to help protect our natural resources,” he added.

The winner will be notified after December 12. A date, time and location for the winners to pick up their kayak will be determined in the weeks after the winner is notified. No purchase is required and only one entry per qualifying adult will be accepted.

The PFBC plans to have fishing licenses and launch permits available for sale, and will have promotional materials to hand out and staff on site to answer questions from the public.